In a flowery valley of Antipurgatorio Dante and Virgil, led by Sordello, see the souls of the negligent princes. Here Dante mentions Bohemia for the first time, pointing it through the names of its two rivers Vltava and Elbe (in Czech, Labe). When Dante meets the soul of King Ottokar II of Bohemia, he presents him next to his former enemy Rudolf of Hapsburg, showing that in Purgatory every earthly passion disappears. In fact, the two antagonistic princes even take comfort in each other in [...]
Jan Alois Zahradníček Otto František Babler Translation in terza rima by Otto František Babler (Zenica 1901 – Olomouc 1984), Czech polyglot and translator of Bosnian origin, and Jan Zahradníček (Mastník 1905 – Vlčatín 1960), one of the main Czech poets of the 20th century. First edition published in Prague in 1952. The name of Jan Zahradníček, victim of political persecution by the communist regime of that time, was omitted in both this edition and the following ones, although his contribution to [...]
Translation in terza rima by Otto František Babler and Jan Zahradníček, as above. Edition published at Prague in 1958. Illustrated by Sandro Botticelli.
Translation in terza rima of Vladimir Mikeš (Choceň 1927). Edition of Inferno [Peklo] published in Prague in 1978. Xylographies of the Czech iillustrator Zdeněk Mézl (Prague 1934).